Best Pokémon Trainers

The Top Ten

1 Ash Ash

Not only ash is one of the nicest guys in the world (which everyone should know), but also he is way more strong than other people say. After all, the reason why people say ash is suck is because he's apparently bad in battle. Yes, he never won a league, but winning at the league is way harder in the anime than the games. If the gym leader only have two mons you need to use the same ammount of pokemon. If Red from origin were in the real anime I don't know the number of time he would lose to brock or Giovanni. Also once you have all badges, you need to beat all participate trainers and elite four and the champ without losing! In the game not only you don't fight against trainers in tournament but if you lose to the league you can retry any time. So ash isn't that bad. Also, being the main character of the anime, the writer make him lose to trainer like Cameron and Ritchie even if this doesn't make sense. And speaking of Ritchie, I think that since Ash reached the indigo league, he ...more

Ash is the best trainer for me, I do see Alan so fierce, strong, competitive and can catch up to any Trainers, I also see Red that caught a Mewtwo and his defeats aren't that many, But for some Reason, Ash may not be strong but I still see, He can make the Pokemon World brighter again, With his Clever, Love, Kindness to all Pokemons and Trainers, Now tell me How many did Alan and Red helped, How many did Ash helped, Alan wanted to prove his the strongest mega trainer, Ash wanted to prove that his a Pokemon Master, Red wanted to catch Legendaries, See the difference, Ash doesn't want to be the strongest, Ash didn't want Legendaries cause he likes them Free, Some of you guys compare it by Strength, But we must remember... Strength is Important but Care is even more Important, I just hope you guys had a reflection, Also.. isn't that Greninja and Ash has more united than Red and his Charizard, Ash lost to Every Pokemon League but Ash did everything for Pokemon to be better and greater...

Even though he did do some stupid things he has to be number 1. Teaching Snorlax six moves against that one battle frontier person and also teaching his Heracross sleep talk against Tobias. He is clearly the best.

Ash has travelled many islands so he really is

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2 Red Red

Can you guys think well, We all know that Red is by far maybe the Strongest, But this List is about the Best, Not By how Strong they are, Ash helped many people, Did Red even helped that many, You guys are in a daze by now. Ash is not that strong but he helped a lot of people, What did Red do? Catch a Mewtwo? Win Pokemon Leagues? I just wanna tell you guys this, Ash never caught a Mewtwo cause he never wanted to catch it nor capture it. I hope you guys are all Listening, Its in the Heart, Not in your Body. You guys are comparing them by How Strong They are... Go to a list which compares whose the strongest and not this list cause this list is the Best from the word Best it means How Good They are, How Talented They are, How many People liked them

Guys wake up! You can't compare Ash with Red! You can compare Red with Blue or you can compare Ash with Garry, but you can not compare Ash with Red. Ash is the anime Red, Garry is the anime Blue. I don't count the Origins series to it. - InnI

Now I'm not too sure about this choice. Ash is definitely not it as he will never become the very best do to the writers. Ash will never be league champion. But Yellow or Hareta may be better then him, and what about professor oak?


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3 Brock Brock Brock is a character from Pokemon and is created by game freak & Nintendo. He was the first gym leader in pewter city, and specializes in rock Pokemon . more.

What are you saying, Brock could beat everybody with his great intelligence

He is not too strong

Her is a gym leader

I'm a pervert

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4 Misty Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri. She’s the gym leader in Cerulean city & specializes in water Pokemon. In the games, she’s known as ‘the tomboy mermaid.’ more.

Misty is the greatest best water pokemon trainer she cares about pokemon a lot and the gym leader of cerulean city

She is my one of the best and favourite character

She is the best water pokemon trainer and one of the very best pokegir

She is my favorite character. She should be 3rd and brock should be 4th

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5 Giovanni

He knew how dangerous Mewtwo was, and he gathered the Master ball as the last way out if he would fail to controll Mewtwo. Giovanni was going to save the world.

Well he controlled Mewtwo in kanto before ran away!

Giovani is so good Pokemon trainer

This place belongs to Steven the Hoenn champion..He has Metagross while other champions don't have mega evolved pokemon except diantha but he is still the strongest..he can defeat Alan while ash can't so he deserves to be ahead

6 Cynthia Cynthia

Why are is Cynthia this low!? She is the best Pokemon trainer. She trains her Pokemon pretty good and could squash if they battle.

Cynthia is the strongest and not defeated ever in the animes

Badass monster whom in the anime defeated Tobias off screen

She can kick ashs little narsacitic butt

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7 Tobias Tobias

He might be the powerful trainer till now. He might have even more powerful pokemon than darkrai and latias in his team.

He defeated all of Ash's 6 pokemon were defeated by only darkrai and latios and won the final match with only darkrai.

He beat the top guy in this list (ash)

Tobias is by far the strongest trainer ever in the pokemon anime ever... In the Sinnoh league, Ash whom you have kept at the first place, is easily taken down by only 2 of Tobias's Pokemon

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8 May May May is a female companion to Ash in the generation 3 anime. She was also the female character in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. May (anime) debuted in the 275th episode, "Get the Show on the Road!" She was going to be a trainer, but wasn't excited about it. After meeting a more.

According to me, May is the best coordinator.Her battle style is offensive. She is my favourite female trainer.

May, top best coordinators.. I don't know how to spell coordinators.. so sorry if I am wrong.

Well... she is GREAT at being a coordinator.

9 You

Me and everyone else could take on Ash, but have more of a challenge with Red.

Sure, Red, Ash, and other trainers are great, but you, the protagonist, is by FAR the greatest trainer. It's in your power how you train your Pokemon, and that outcome will eventually come. Heck, we can even be a wee bit overpowered.

You always have to beat the other trainers definitely you're the best

Yes YOU even defeated red at mt silver, cynthia, steven stone, blue, misty, may as your rival, giovanni, lance, iris, dawn, alder, serena,...
YOU are the stongest pokemon trainer
YOU are the greatest pokemon master
YOU are the game GOD
all hail YOU

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10 Gary Gary

Gary is a tough guy... at least better than a average trainer and he won many battles from Ash too...

At least he knows his Pokemon!

Gary is best trainer because he hane mega bkastoise

He’s my favorite rival I wish he had a brother

The Contenders

11 Sabrina Sabrina Sabrina is a fictional character in the Pokemon universe as the gym leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in psychic type Pokemon.

The girl controls stuff with her mind. She's beyond difficult to beat too.

Sabrina is hot

Why is Sabrina this low!? She controls the mighty Thu-fi-zer. That Articuno Zapdos and Moltres combined. Also, In the games I can never beat her without glitching a level one hundred.

12 Green Green

Green or Blue is Red's rival and is very strong considering he took down the Elite Four and Champion with ease which is shown in Pokemon Generations

She can basically match any opponent with her ditto

13 N N

Such an interesting character, his morals are intriguing as well as his personality. Definitely should be higher up.

Honestly never played be but I want to do bad - Masterofal

N is great and his Pokemon also

Best Trainer and biggest badass

14 Iris Iris

Iris sucks - FearMe

Iris go iris

Iris is the best trainer in the entire world, it’s a pity she didn’t have a chikorita

15 Serena Serena Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship more.

Serena is bad at Pokemon battles even worse than Ash

For me she is best and I like her

She can do well

Ash:Ma bootiful girl
Serena:... *Blushes*
Ash:I love you ma girl

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16 Drake

You use to call me on my cell-phone

Drake - Hotline Bling

Are you kidding me? he have ditto... noob list

17 Professor Oak Professor Oak

Professor Oak is really cool!

Professor Oak is quite great of a trainer... you see he is a professor...
Like in one of the episodes, Oak showed a REALLY strong pidgey.

Professor means he should be good or better than an average trainer.
Also he taught Ash's Pokemon new attacks, defences, etc...

Professor oak counts because back in the first national Kanto league tournoment professor oak at aping age became the first champion in the world and red won the seventh kanto tourney.


18 Dawn Dawn

Dawn is awesome I am a lot like her and can relate to her the most

She should be above misty

Mamoswine is cool and so is its trainer

19 Clemont Clemont Clemont originates in Pokemon XY, created by Nintendo & game freak. is a gym leader of the lumoise city. He specialized in electric Pokemon and is known as a genius. more.

Clemont appeared in pokemon xy the series. He almost beat Ash but his Luxray did not have any power left. Clemont base a crush on Serena.

He's okay - 1507563

I honestly think Clemont is best boi. He protecc, He attacc, But most importantly... HE SMILE BACC. he's by far a better trainer than Ash is since.. Ash is overpowered. His inventions besides the Aipom arm always blow up, he's Awkward, He might be overprotective, But he always will be.. Best character

20 Trip

He deserves a higher place.

Oh yah I just beat ash, again. I'm so happy

21 Alder
22 Norman

He's a gym leader! Everyone had trouble beating him... Max even cried when Ash won... Duh!

23 Ethan

Ethan beat Red so Ethan deserves to be at least second. Ash gives his Pokemon to professors whenever they evolve, so Ethan is better than him, which makes Ethan best. He is the champion of two regions while ash is the champion of none. Ethan is like on of the only trainers to fully evolve his starter too.

Although Red I'd awesome, Ethan is the best because he beats Red and he has 16 badges and he is the champion of 2 regions.

Gold Fanboy 4 Life! He has 16 badges, beat Red, beat Lance, caught Ho-Oh and Lugia, caught the legendary dogs, - FrozenHatingPokefan

Ash is first kill me

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24 Cilan Cilan Cilan is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym, in Pokemon Black and White. In the anime, he is classified as an A-class Pokemon Connoisseur and traveled with Ash Ketchum in the Unova region. He first debuted in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!.
25 Lance

Dragonite... Why do you paralyze me so? WHY?

Lance is weak I swept his team using only my starter

How is he worse then serena,giovanni,brock AND ESPECIALLY ASH

26 James
27 Alain

Why isn't Alain in the top five it did defeat ash and has a strong charities that defeated on of the elite fours in the malls region

Best trainer ever

Come on. Watch the Mega Evolution Specials. Your jaw would drop evertime because he ALMOST DEFEATED PRIMAL GROUDON ALONE UNTIL RAYQUAZA CAME.

Alain should be number 1 He defeated 10 strongest mega evolved Pokémon in a row.

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28 Yellow Yellow

They double evolved a butterfree. DOUBLE EVOLVE. what IS THAT? Also he or she had a team of fully evolved Pokemon one day after going on an adventure and beat lance with a pikachu, butterfree, a doduo and a few other crappy bastards. As a trainer, that speaks volumes.

Oh and they can talk to Pokemon.

29 Barry
30 Drayden

Who the heck is Drayden

31 Brendan

Alrighty... Everyone, all you hilly-billies, WHY THE HECK IS BRENDAN DOWN HERE?! HE SHOULD BE LIKE TOP 10!

32 Steven Steven

Steven and his Metagross fought on par with Mega Charizard and messed up Kyrogues back

Would have beat Alain had Metagross vs Charizard kept going plus held off Groudon and Kyrogre pretty well


Steven is my favorite trainer
His best Pokemon is mega Metagross

33 Paul

The best tactician ever!

He should not be on this list he says to blame your Pokémon But then chimchar wanted to join ash because he was all scratched up by Paul and became ash’s Pokémon he is so not cool

34 Jessie

She's good she might lose but she is pretty good with wobbufet - 1507563

She is a horrible trainer! I can’t even count how many times she’s been mean to Meowth. WATCH THE MOVIES!,!,

35 Cameron

I love cameron

36 Cress
37 Lt. Surge Lt. Surge Lt. Surge is a fictional character in the Pokémon series and the Gym Leader of Vermillion City who specializes in electric type Pokémon, in the anime he's extremely arrogant, aggressive and refers to other trainers as babies for not meeting his qualities his main Pokémon is Raichu who he evolved more.
38 Blue

Blue is tough and is a strong trainer and is the grandson of Professor Oak

"In pokemon blue, RED was the blue and blue was the red. Blue should be tied 1st with Red

Why is Blue so low? I still cannot believe that Ash is first

Blue is the champion of kanto he is actually in top 5 and 5th after steven stone

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39 Lucas
40 Silver

Silver is a powerful trainer

He defeated Gold and Gold defeated Red. Come on!

He is the best

41 Whitney

You know that Miltank beat your ass!

42 Colress
43 Hareta

The kid who defeated Cyrus, Mitsumi, and others. Now if only he, Red, and Yellow battled.

44 Korrina Korrina Korrina is a fictional character in the Pokémon Series as the Shalour City Gym leader in the XY series, in the anime she's a cheerful girl with a explosive personality she has a Lucario who she raised and grew up with from when it was a Riolu, she was later tasked by her grandfather Gurkinn with finding more.

LOVE her and lucario

45 Lillie Lillie

She has bag power, like come on. No comparison with anyone else.

46 Bianca Bianca Bianca is a character from Pokemon by gamefreak & Nintendo. She is one of the rivals & a childhood friend of the protagonist in Pokemon black and Pokemon White. She lives in Nuvema Town, and was held back of being a Pokemon trainer because of her overprotective father wouldn't let her be one. Bianca more.
47 Nate
48 Hilbert Hilbert
49 Volkner
50 Clair Clair
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